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News tag: circadian rhythm


Jet lag pill resets body’s internal clock

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A pill has been developed to reset the body’s internal clock, ending the misery of sleepless nights for millions of nightshift workers, frequent fliers, and insomniacs, new research unveiled. The human body needs to follow a simple pattern involving sleeping at night and being active during the day. To disrupt…


African-American women face risk of diabetes during night shifts

12 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 1 comment
African-American woman working the night shift have a significantly higher risk to develop diabetes compared to women that have never worked at night, according to a recent study. Younger women had a higher risk than older women to develop diabetes considering the segment prone to developing the condition. "Working night…


Snoozing ruins chances of a good day

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The common, normal reaction to reach over and slap the alarm clock with the intention of hitting the snooze button, may give you five more minutes of sweat sleep, but we should remember what they say: “you snooze, you lose!” According to new research, snoozing actually makes a person groggier,…


Sleeping at night may protect us from cancer

5 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Working around the clock comes with benefits, but also costs on our health, biologists at Virginia Tech warn. According to researchers, a protein responsible for body’s circadian rhythm is also in charge of protecting the body from developing sporadic forms of cancer. "The protein, known as human period 2, has…


Medication effectiveness depends on body’s internal clock

28 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Most of us run our days with a relatively standard routine. While some may call it boring, a daily routine keeps our body’s internal clock in good shape, with positive effects on how medication fights against illnesses and improving recovery, researchers claim. Pennsylvania University scientists have identified the time of…

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Weight loss boosted by morning light exposure

1 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
While we hardly feel ready to “rise and shine” in the morning to get the day started, this is exactly what we should do! The more exposure to sun light in the morning, the better chances of losing weight, according to research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The…